Category: Tech News

Pope Francis taps into tech’s higher power and helps write code alongside Code.org founder

Pope Francis helps write a line of code along with three young students as Hadi Partovi of Code.org, right, looks on in Vatican City on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Hadi...

Huge funding rounds for Opendoor and Offerpad show how expensive Zillow’s bet on home sales could be

(Opendoor Photo) Buying and selling hundreds or even thousands of homes at the same time gets pretty expensive — just ask Opendoor and Offerpad. The two real estate...

Valve unveils new features and a new look for Steam in business update at GDC

Valve announced big changes coming for its widely used Steam video game platform, including a new feature, Events; a new look for the application’s Library page; and...

Tethers Unlimited says two-way radio for small satellites has aced first orbital test

The software-defined SWIFT-SLX S-band radio is designed to fit on a CubeSat-class satellite. (Tethers Unlimited Photo) Tethers Unlimited weathered a wave of bad news...

Set and developed in Seattle, new sequel to cult classic ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines’ will debut in 2020

Paradox Interactive announced late Thursday that it will publish a long-awaited sequel to the cult-favorite PC game, 2004’s Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines....

Quantum computing is coming: Here’s why Seattle needs to get our computer science workforce ready

University of Washington graduate students Katherine McAlpine and Daniel Gochnauer work in the Ultracold Atoms Group’s lab to study ultracold atoms and quantum gases....

Led by Microsoft vets and Intelius co-founder, Clocktree rolls out telehealth platform for healthcare counseling

The Clocktree team, from left to right: (sitting) co-founders Nanduri Ramakrishna, David Chalmers and Chandan Chauhan; (standing) Byron Dazey, Rudy Moreno, Kimberly...

Walmart reportedly eyes game streaming service to rival offerings from Google and Microsoft

(Bigstock Photo) First it was Microsoft planning a cloud-powered game streaming service. Then Google, and now … Walmart? According to a report from U.S. Gamer, Walmart...

Ex-Microsoft CTO David Vaskevitch is building an app store for autonomous machines

Gaia co-founders Mehtap Ozkan, David Vaskevitch and Hal Berenson. (Gaia Photo) As a former longtime Microsoft chief technology officer, David Vaskevitch has seen most of...

ACLU and Washington state lawmaker clash over data privacy bill backed by Microsoft

State Sen. Reuven Carlyle and the ACLU’s Shankar Narayan debate a data privacy bill proposed in Washington. (GeekWire Photos / Monica Nickelsburg) Washington is poised...